We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carlton Cuse and former Walt Disney Company EVP, Gordon Ho to i.TV’s Advisory Board.
Carlton is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer and was executive producer of ABC’s Lost, among other critically-acclaimed, hit network shows.
“Television is changing and social TV, transmedia and the second screen are driving much of that change,” said Carlton Cuse. “i.TV has a cutting-edge approach to social TV and the second screen and I look forward to helping them shape the future direction of the industry.”
Carlton Cuse grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard University before starting his career as a producer’s assistant. Later, with Jeffrey Boam, Cuse developed the story and screenplays for Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Among other television projects, he co-created, executive produced and wrote for FOX’s The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and went on to create, produce and write the CBS series Nash Bridges. In 2004 Cuse was recruited by ABC to be executive producer of Lost. He served in that role, also writing a number of episodes, until the series’ conclusion in 2010. Cuse has been nominated for ten primetime Emmy awards for his work on Lost, winning twice, and in 2010 was named to Time magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
“i.TV is doing some very exciting work and I am honored to join their advisory board,” said Gordon Ho. “Partnerships with companies like AOL and EW.com on second screen and social TV initiatives have already positioned i.TV as a leader in the space but I believe their best is yet to come.”
A graduate of Stanford University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Gordon began his career with the Walt Disney Studios in 1992, serving in a variety of executive roles before being appointed as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Content and Business Development, in 2006. While at Disney, Gordon led the creation of the direct-to-video category and the expansion of TV home entertainment sales from ABC and Disney Channel. Gordon was also instrumental in driving the entire entertainment industry to adopt Blu-ray Disc technology. Today, Gordon runs GKH Media and serves as the Chair of the PromaxBDA Research and Insights Committee.
i.TV CEO, Brad Pelo on Advisory Board Appointments
“We are thrilled that Carlton and Gordon have decided to join i.TV’s Advisory Board,” said i.TV CEO, Brad Pelo. “Both men have been game changers in the entertainment industry. We look forward to learning from and working with both of them.”
NOTE: The announcement was made during Digital Hollywood Spring, a trade conference being held April 30-May 2 at the Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey, where i.TV organized the Social Television Dinner, featuring thought leaders discussing trends in the social TV and second screen space.